By TwoCircles.net staff Reporter,
Guwahati: Even as the protests are going on across Assam against the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) for its alleged involvement with Islamic fundamentalist, the party is looking for an investigation from the union home ministry.
The state unit of Jamiat Ulama who has also been alleged to be involved in terror activities has decided to organize an anti-terror convention on November 20.
AIUDF leaders including party general secretaries Hafiz Bashir Ahmed Qasimi (front right) and Aminul Islam during their visit at a flood affected area in lower Assam recently.
“Jamiat has always been a secular and patriotic organization since the days of its inception even before the partition. It’s very unfortunate that our name also has been dragged into controversy by a section of people with vested interests. We want to send a clear message across the country by organizing this anti-terror convention,” Jamiat general secretary and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) general secretary Hafiz Bashir Ahmed Qasimi told TwoCircles.net.
The convention will be attended by prominent personalities from across the country from different walks of life and religion. Veteran Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, prominent scholar Ram Puniyani and All India Jamiat president Maulana Usman Mansoorpuri will be present during the occasion among others.
“We want to say that we are against terrorism and Islam never supports terror elements. We hope the people will understand the reality. The current scenario is unfortunate,” Qasimi said.
Meanwhile, the party leadership has already met the President Pranab Mukherjee, union home minister for state affairs Kiren Rijiju and union home secretary seeking an investigation to unearth the truth at the earliest.
The news alleging AIUDF and Jamiat’s involvement with Islamic Fundamentalists based in Bangladesh was first broken by New Delhi based NewsX.
“Though I don’t like to speak much before the investigation, the incident seems to be politically motivated and have a vested interest. These are being done to bring division. I have got the copy of the report but there is no signatory authority to prove its authenticity. Moreover, the first and last page of the report is missing,” AIUDF’s another general secretary Aminul Islam said.
Deccan Chronicle, a national newspaper had recently reported that the report might an outcome of ‘personal enmity’ with AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal.